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Public Notices

Estate Notice Estate of Anna Marie Bechtel A/K/A Anna M. Bechtel, late of Martinsburg Borough, Blair County, Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are... Full story

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 3, 2019

Local Woman Receives 2019 Mercy Award for 'Compassion'

Melanie Clapper, who has worked for 18 years in Environmental Services at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, is a recipient of Conemaugh Health System's 2019 Mercy Award. The hospital...

 

Cove Home to Two New State Dairy Royalty Members

The 62nd Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Pageant was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Red Lion Inn in Harrisburg. Twenty-eight young ladies from across the state competed for the title of the PA Dairy...

 

Libraries Change Lives

By CORTNEY GENISMORE Roaring Spring Community Library The Roaring Spring Community Library in many ways touches lives in our community. We serve as a hub offering public access computers, fax service, photocopying, and government information...

 

Dragons, 3-3, Return Home to Face Bishop Carroll Catholic

After three consecutive road games, the Central High School football team returns to the friendly confines of the Roaring Spring Athletic Field on Friday, Oct. 4. The 3-3 Dragons will entertain 3-3...

 

Ink Splatters

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher Every now and then, I get an invitation to talk to a local civic group or club. I’m always happy to do so. (And if you’d like me to speak to your group, just call 793-2144 and ask.) At a recent outing, I was...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 27, 1894 William Corle of Pavia accidentally shot Charles Wysong of Blue Knob when he mistook the victim for a turkey. Dr. J.W. Wengert probed for the ball, which had lodged between Whysong’s ear after penetrating above the right...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 3, 1919 September 29 marked a new era in the educational history of Morrisons Cove for on this day was initiated the Morrisons Cove Vocational school–a school which fits the boys and girls for farm and home. Why not? When we think of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 5, 1944 Mr. and Mrs. John F. Loose of Nicodemus Street, Martinsburg, have two sons in the service. The older, Pfc. John W. Loose, aged 23, is somewhere in France, Richard H., seaman 1 c (R. M,), has returned to his duties after having...

 

The Time Has Come

Benjamin Franklin was quite a character. He was a statesman, a writer, a ladies' man, an inventor, and a word thief. You may remember old Ben's famous quote, "..in this world nothing can be said to...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 2, 1969 Martinsburg Mayor David M. Wareham has ordered a 9 p.m. curfew for all school age persons for the month of October. The curfew is intended to curb vandalism, which in previous years has occurred during the month of October and...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 29, 1994 The Central High School football team silenced previously undefeated Hollidaysburg, 14-0. Central last defeated its archrivals in 1987 by a score of 12-10. North Woodbury Grange 1923 honored three members for their long-time...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Oct. 1 2009 The Spring Cove School District is cleaning house. With the elementary students from the Roaring Spring and Freedom Township areas settled into the new Spring Cove Elementary School, the school district has planned auctions at...

 

We Are the Foundation of Real News

By BRAD SIMPSON President Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Local news starts with us. Newspapers have been the foundation of real news for over 300 years. While the delivery of the product has transitioned from black ink on newsprint, to the...

 

A Close Call. Was that Text Important?

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer According to the Center for Disease Control, nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured each day due to distracted driving. Last Wednesday I was a split second from becoming part of those statistics. I was driving...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Laura Burke has earned my vote for county commissioner. As a former county employee and local attorney, Laura has experience working with various county offices and is familiar with what goes on in our courthouse. Laura knows what...

 

DEATH RECORD

BEACH, Ricky Lee, 62, Roaring Spring BEQUEATH, Rev. Michael S. “Mike,” 74, Martinsburg, formerly of Altoona DUSMAN, Virginia W., 90, Williamsport FITZKEE, Connie L. (Clapper), 75, Tremont, formerly of Saxton KENSINGER, Kenneth C., 73, rural... Full story

 

RICKY LEE BEACH

Rick L. Beach, 62, of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. A funeral was held Friday, Sept. 27, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral...

 

REV. MICHAEL S. 'MIKE' BEQUEATH

The Rev. Michael S. “Mike” Bequeath, 74, of Martinsburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. Friends will be received from noon until the 12:30 p.m. Celebration of Life Service...

 

VIRGINIA W. DUSMAN

Virginia W. Dusman, 90, of Williamsport, died Sunday, September 29, 2019 at ManorCare South, Williamsport. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, the Rev. Preston H. Dusman, on March 3, 2011. Born March 23, 1929, in Manchester,...

 

CONNIE L. (CLAPPER) FITZKEE

Connie L. (Clapper) Fitzkee, 75 of Tremont, Schuylkill County, formerly of Saxton, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the Hershey Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 4, 1944, a daughter of the late Edgar and Roberta Thomas...

 

KENNETH C. KENSINGER

Kenneth C. Ken-singer, 73, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 26, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. At the request of the deceased, there will be no services. Ken was born on April 13,...

 

IRENE S. MILLER

Irene S. Miller, 89, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, following a lengthy battle with cancer. A celebration of life service...

 

Lori Feathers Honored at PSU

Lori Feathers of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Martinsburg, was honored as a distinguished alumna at the Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literatures (GSLL) department's award ceremony April 17 at...

 

NBC Loses Tough ICC Battle to B-A

Northern Bedford hung tough with undefeated Bellwood-Antis but didn't quite have enough offense to overcome the Blue Devils in a 20-13 Homecoming loss last Friday night, Sept. 27. Other than two...

 

NB Cross-Country Runs at Carlisle

The Northern Bedford cross-country teams ran Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Carlisle Invitational. Ian Sherlock (left) finished second in the boys' champion race with a time of 16 minutes, 26.0 seconds....

 

Central Tennis Wins Mountain League

The Lady Dragon tennis team won two of its three matches last week and wrapped up another Mountain League championship in the process. The team has an impressive 9-4 record overall. On Sept. 24, the Lady Dragons traveled to Huntingdon and won...

 

Dragons Go to the Air to Defeat Philipsburg

It’s not real common for high school quarterbacks to pass for more than 100 yards, but for the Central High Scarlet Dragons, either of their quarterbacks is capable of putting up high aerial numbers. In their game last Friday at...

 

High School Soccer Report

Central Boys On Sept. 24, the Dragons hosted 6-1 Clearfield and fell 5-0. The visiting Bisons led 4-0 at intermission and coasted to the shutout win. Clearfield scored twice in the first ten minutes of the contest and broke open the game with two add...

 

C-K Rallies Past Mount Union, 20-14

Two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Corey Chamberlain helped Claysburg-Kimmel rally for a 20-14 victory over visiting Mount Union. The game, which began Saturday, Sept. 28, was called with 38.6 seconds...

 

High School Volleyball Report

Northern Bedford Northern Bedford fell to 1-7 overall after being swept 3-0 at Shade Sept. 23. The Shade Lady Panthers won by scores of 25-13, 25-21, and 25-16. Madison Johnson had 10 service points, seven kills, six digs and three blocks to pace...

 

CHS Golfers Preparing for Postseason

ason nears, the Central golfers competed against their Mountain League opponents at Iron Masters Country Club Sept. 24. The Dragons finished in fifth place overall with a composite score of 357. Philipsburg-Osceola took top honors with an impressive...

 

Black Knights Run Past WHS

Moshannon Valley ran for more than 360 yards and scored six touchdowns during its 44-24 victory over visiting Williamsburg on Sept. 27. The win was the Black Knights’ second in six games this season. The Blue Pirates fell to 0-6. Joe Bacher led...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    October 3, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Saturday (Oct. 5) is the opening day for the autumn archery season for deer. Next to the rifle-hunting season for whitetails, it is probably the season that attracts more hunters to the woods than any other. This season gives bowhunters and crossbow...

 

AccuWeather Predicts Slow Start to Autumn Leaf Change

After a slow start to autumn in the Northeast, the region is likely to enjoy colorful fall leaves for a shorter period than normal this year. Meanwhile, the Midwestern states will more than make up for the loss, with a vibrant and long-lasting...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The monarch butterfly that floated over me made no sound but I saw it flutter in the morning sunshine. It was only a moment in its migration journey, and then it was gone from my sight. I was...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Permethrin treated socks, which have tick repellent protection lasting up to 70 washings, tick...

 

Taste of the Cove Contribution

M&T Bank recently presented a check for $500 to the Martinsburg Community Library to go toward its fundraising event, Taste of the Cove and Silent Auction V," scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, at...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Math is not my favorite subject. I cannot even begin to describe my dislike for it. Try as I might, I was never able to grasp the concept of algebra. Every other kid in my class seemed to get the...

 

Thought for the Week

We have been thinking about Paul’s journey to Jerusalem. He had originally intended to get there in time to celebrate Passover (Resurrection) but had been delayed. The new target date is Pentecost....

 
 By Don Martin    News    October 3, 2019

Faith Assembly Hosts RESET Sunday

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, was a date that the congregation at Faith Assembly of God in Roaring Spring patiently waited all year. Pastors and church leaders have been attending conferences, workshops and meetings learning about the Acts 2 church and...

 

Ladies/ Teen Fall Encounter Set for Oct. 15

Lynn Cowell of Proverbs 31 Ministries will speak at the Ladies/Teen Fall Encounter, scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Faith Assembly, Roaring Spring. Cowell's message will be "Keep The...

 

Wycliffe Associates to Host Bible Translation Program

The community is invited to attend a free dinner and program hosted by Wycliffe Associates at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. The theme for the evening will be “Seeds on Good Soil,” taken from Matthew...

 

Claysburg Sets CROP Walk for Oct. 13 at Park

The annual CROP Walk in Claysburg will be held Sunday, Oct. 14. Starting at 2 p.m. at Claysburg Church of the Brethren, walkers will head north along Bedford Street to Walnut Street, where they will turn west on Walnut to Clair Street. Participants...

 

Catharine Township Wants Comments from Residents

Catharine Township’s Act 537 plan submitted to the DEP (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection) was denied by the state. The announcement was made at the regular township meeting last Thursday evening, Sept. 26. The purpose of the DEP...

 

Williamsburg's Homecoming Candidates

The 2019 Williamsburg Homecoming King candidates: are (from bottom to top): Shane Dixon, Dylan James, Adam Uplinger, and Tanner Detwiler The 2019 Williamsburg Homecoming Queen candidates are (from...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 3, 2019

W-burg Man's Conviction Upheld by Supreme Court

A Williamsburg man’s challenge of his conviction of sexual assault of a 6-year-old was dealt another blow by the Pennsylvania Superior Court last month. Howard Scott Allison, 53, was sentenced to 12.5 to 25 years after being found guilty of rape...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

For so many of us losing a loved one – whether they be famous or not – is a hard road. I thought this week, I would ask the residents of Williamsburg: If you were given one hour to spend with a loved one, who would it be and why. Here is what a f...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Library Story Hour Diane England will once again be bringing Story Hour back to the Williamsburg Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. Recommended ages are 3-5. For more information, please contact Diane England at 832-3661. Trick...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s apple time at the Gorsuch household and even at the daycare center. Here is one recipe that is sure to get you in the mood for fall. Apple Squares Ingredients: 1 cup sifted flour 1 egg 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup...

 

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